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Read online An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures In this bold new work of cultural criticism Ann Cvetkovich develops a queer approach to trauma She argues for the importance of recognizing and archiving accounts of trauma that belong as much to the ordinary and everyday as to the domain of catastrophe Cvetkovich contends that the field of trauma studies limited by too strict a division between the public and the private has overlooked the experiences of women and queers Rejecting the pathologizing understandings of trauma that permeate medical and clinical discourses on the subject she develops instead a sex positive approach missing even from most feminist work on trauma em An Archive of Feelings em challenges the field to engage more fully with sexual trauma and the wide range of feelings in its vicinity including those associated with butch femme sex and AIDS activism and caretaking .

i An Archive of Feelings i brings together oral histories from lesbian activists involved in act up New York readings of literature by Dorothy Allison Leslie Feinberg Cherrie Moraga and Shani Mootoo videos by Jean Carlomusto and Pratibha Parmar and performances by Lisa Kron Carmelita Tropicana and the bands Le Tigre and Tribe Cvetkovich reveals how these cultural formations activism performance and literature give rise to public cultures that both work through trauma and transform the conditions producing it By looking closely at connections between sexuality trauma and the creation of lesbian public cultures Cvetkovich makes those experiences that have been pushed to the peripheries of trauma culture the defining principles of a new construction of sexual trauma one in which trauma catalyzes the creation of cultural archives and political communities .

About the Author Ann Cvetkovich is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin She is the author of em Mixed Feelings Feminism Mass Culture and Victorian Sensationalism em by Ann Cvetkovich, Michele Ainabarale

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An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures
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Rethinking Sex, An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures, Articulating The Global And The Local: Globalization And Cultural Studies, Depression: A Public Feeling, Political Emotions, Allyson Mitchell: Ladies Sasquatch, Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism, Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980
Political Emotions explores the contributions that the study of discourses rhetoric and framing of emotion make to understanding the public sphere civil society and the political realm Tackling critiques on the opposition of the public and private spheres chapters in this volume examine why some sentiments are valued in public communication while others are judged irrelevant and consider how sentiments mobilize political trajectories br br Emerging from the work of the Public Feelings research group at the University of Texas Austin and cohering in a New Agendas in Communication symposium this volume brings together the work of young scholars from various areas of study including sociology gender studies anthropology art and new media The essays in this collection formulate new ways of thinking about the relations among the emotional the cultural and the political Contributors recraft familiar ways of doing critical work and bring forward new analyses of emotions in politics Their work expands understanding of the role of emotion in the political realm and will be influential in political communication political science sociology and visual and cultural studies, This book explores how discourses of the local the particular the everyday and the situated are being transformed by new discourses of globalization and transnationalism as used both by government and business and in critical academic discourse Unlike other studies that have focused on the politics and economics of globalization i Articulating the Global and the Local i highlights the importance of culture and provides models for a cultural studies that addresses globalization and the dialectic of local and global forces Arguing for the inseparability of global and local analysis the book demonstrates how global forces enter into local situations and how in turn global relations are articulated through local events identities and cultures It includes studies of a wide range of cultural forms sports poetry pedagogy ecology dance cities and democracy i Articulating the Global and the Local i makes the ambitious claim that the category of the local transforms the debate about globalization by redefining what counts as global culture Central to the essays are the new global and translocal cultures and identities created by the diasporic processes of colonialism and decolonization The essays explore a variety of local national and transnational contexts with particular attention to race ethnicity gender and sexuality as categories that force us to rethink globalization itself, No description available, In this bold new work of cultural criticism Ann Cvetkovich develops a queer approach to trauma She argues for the importance of recognizing and archiving accounts of trauma that belong as much to the ordinary and everyday as to the domain of catastrophe Cvetkovich contends that the field of trauma studies limited by too strict a division between the public and the private has overlooked the experiences of women and queers Rejecting the pathologizing understandings of trauma that permeate medical and clinical discourses on the subject she develops instead a sex positive approach missing even from most feminist work on trauma em An Archive of Feelings em challenges the field to engage more fully with sexual trauma and the wide range of feelings in its vicinity including those associated with butch femme sex and AIDS activism and br caretaking br br i An Archive of Feelings i brings together oral histories from lesbian activists involved in act up New York readings of literature by Dorothy Allison Leslie Feinberg Cherrie Moraga and Shani Mootoo videos by Jean Carlomusto and Pratibha Parmar and performances by Lisa Kron Carmelita Tropicana and the bands Le Tigre and Tribe Cvetkovich reveals how these cultural formations activism performance and literature give rise to public cultures that both work through trauma and transform the conditions producing it By looking closely at connections between sexuality trauma and the creation of lesbian public cultures Cvetkovich makes those experiences that have been pushed to the peripheries of trauma culture the defining principles of a new construction of sexual trauma one in which trauma catalyzes the creation of cultural archives and political communities br br About the Author Ann Cvetkovich is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin She is the author of em Mixed Feelings Feminism Mass Culture and Victorian Sensationalism em